Love and Economics: It Takes a Family to Raise a Village, Newly released in paperback. (Originally entitled, Love and Economics: Why the Laissez-Faire Family Doesn t Work.) The economy, which appears to be a series of impersonal exchanges of material objects among strangers, is actually based upon love. The political order, which seems to be about power, actually depends upon loving families. It Takes a Village to Raise a Child was Hillary Clinton s Big Idea, designed to soften us up for another round of expensive and intrusive Federal programs. Economist Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse thinks Mrs. Clinton has things exactly backwards. It Takes a Family to Raise a Village. Without the family, there won t even be a village. Drawing on the experience of neglected orphans, Dr. Morse shows that mothers create the basic attachments that lay the groundwork for the development of the conscience. Contrary to Mrs. Clinton s views, only the family can socialize children to use their freedom responsibly. No social program can take the place of mothers and fathers, working together as a team. Stay at home mothers get pounded by the feminists and squeezed by the economy. Government and media call the self-appointed experts, not stay at home moms, for discussions of family policy. Dr. Morse champions all those parents who sacrifice for their children. Read Love and Economics. Give it to a friend. Mothers and fathers alike will be grateful to you for sharing Dr. Morse s defense of their underappreciated job.
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